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It Takes a Village

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means it takes an entire community of different people interacting with your children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and loving environment. Growing up I remember hearing people say this to new moms, experienced moms, and everyone in between. I never really […]

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The Love Lock-In Challenge

I am notoriously and shamefully unaware of current events, but even I have heard about nationwide and local school violence/lock-down threats. The uncertainty of it all is enough to make this chronic over-reactor want to homeschool my kids in our own self-sustaining little commune. Instead of going all Howard Hughes, however, I’m going to propose […]

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5 Easy Ways To Encourage Music For Your Child

Since I was more coordinated and strong than I was graceful or fast, in those awkward middle school years I left dancing primarily to try a few sports. Turns out, I was embarrassingly slow. It was obvious on the court, field, and softball diamond. About this time, my dad convinced me to try golf. Mainly, […]

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Mardi Gras Mambo? With the Family?

When you hear the phrase “Mardi Gras,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is “boobs, beads, and booze,” right? You’ve heard all the stories and seen all the movies that portray the infamous debauchery that occurs on Bourbon Street. While some of that may be true, there’s actually another side to Mardi Gras […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (I Hate) Christmas

There. I said it. I hate Christmas. I’m a monster. (Momster?) My disdain for this upcoming season has been growing exponentially over recent years. I used to love it. I loved the music, the decorations, the parties, the family togetherness. Or rather, I think I loved my expectations of all these things.  Christmas now just […]

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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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